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4 nye NOTCUTES

Patterned TightsPATTERNED TIGHTS

Patterned tights are the cornstarch of accessories – they thicken, and not in a good way.

Black Matte Jersey BORIN ANDREW MARC MATTE JERSEY

The Nineties are well done.  Retire the black matte jersey in exchange for a more modern fabric.

Fugly BootsFUG BOOTS

Look down.  Did your feet help make 2013 the year of the fug boot?  I blame Steve Madden.

SequinsSEQUINED DRESSES OF FUG

 

Sequins are just too obvious and try-hard for NYE unless you are doing some sort of ironic Bob Mackie tribute.

pre-fall 2014 / Versace

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Withstand the Rain

HEADSCARF JOHN GALLIANO SPRING 2011 ALINA BAIKOVATake cover in a headscarf – sheer and ethereal or snatched in silk.SCARF SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SPRING 2011 RTW ZUZANNA BIJOCHLIV TYLER WELLIESWork a Wellie. KATE JULIA TARA WELLIESJCREW FATIGUEYou know I love a cinched-waist hooded jacket for sheltering the storm.  MK ANORAKGUY DE JEAN UMBRELLAShare your chic umbrella. SHARE UMBRELLAMORTON SALT GIRL

Fall 2013 RTW: Givenchy

Fall 2013 RTW: Emilio Pucci

I prefer not to kill things for fashion, but I could not get enough of these textured coats at Emilio Pucci. Do kinda hate the boots though.   What else do you wear with leather short-shorts if not brown suede thigh-high boots?  Obviously, right? 

fall 2012 rtw: for the feet

Alexander McQueenLouis Vuitton.  I hate this collection.  The shoes are the least offensive part.Miu MiuChanelRick OwensMore McQueen.Yves Saint Laurent

pOST-hOLIDAY cLEARANCE mASTERCLASS

Broaden the search by shopping the mens and kids departments for excellent markdowns on sweaters.  On the mens rack find plenty of small sizes and on the kids find the leftover XLs.  The patterns and proportions can be a fresh alternative to the same old womens offerings. Read the signage carefully.  Just went jeans shopping and my denim-purchasing companion would have probably bought twice as many pairs had he known at the time of selection that the $159 jeans marked down to $89 would actually ring up at 40% off the lowest marked price.   Don’t get suckered into buying fresh Resort 2012 right now unless you are actually traveling someplace warm in the next 4 weeks.  Now is the time to stock up on deeply discounted coats, winter accessories, and boots for the rest of this season and next. 

MENSWEAR 2012: SHOES

Neil BarrettCalvin Klein

ArmaniAnn Demeulemeester

Burberry ProrsumDior HommeErmenegildo Zegna Jil SanderDries van NotenGivenchyHermèsLanvin


Decent Deals

I trust you’ve kept your head above the recent flood of commercialism.  Now that the high waters have begun to recede, some really good bargains are surfacing.  This is a very opportune time to pick up a fresh new coat at a deep discount.  Avoid baby doll styles which are done, and invest in a belted style to carry you through next winter and beyond.

Chunky knits aren’t going anywhere.  Fair Isle was the major pattern statement this season for both sexes.  However, if you plan to invest serious money, an amazing solid color won’t look tired after a couple seasons.

An interesting pair of boots will refresh your look through spring.  Boots with opaque tights is the warm way to rock dresses in the winter.  You’ll stand out against the sea of boring pants.

Wanna dip your toe into the prestige pond?  Stores slash prices on gift sets after the holidays, and this provides the perfect opportunity to try several products from one brand.  Often a clearance gift set costs the same or less than a single full-priced item.  Caution, check product sizes: some sets contain a full-sized collection and others dwarfed versions.